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MEET THE ICE TEAM LIVE! – UPDATE

MEET THE ICE TEAM LIVE! - UPDATE

The Ice Team will be broadcasting live tomorrow (Tuesday) morning from Camup.com. 0930 – 1000 Press access only. 1000 – 1045 All followers are welcome! 1045 – 1110 Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Elio D’anna – the President of The European School of Economics If you want to ask a question during the followers session, please  make a donation using the link below: http://bit.ly/1bJfr2b We will select…

Cat Traps

Cat Traps

See more pics like this on Flickr – CLICK HERE The Ice Team are this evening flying back to the UK. Complying with the wishes of Ice Team Leader Brian Newham, we can now release these pictures of Cats in tricky places, which give more of an idea of the tough challenges the team and their equipment faced on the traverse. Brian had asked us not to post them until the team were safely out of…

Welcome Back Boys!

Welcome Back Boys!

By Anton Bowring Last night, following a wonderful dinner with our hosts, Brian and Lee-Anne Singer and their family, Ran, Jo and I retired to our rooms knowing that by dawn, the team should be in Cape Town. Earlier that evening I had been in touch with ALCI in whose Ilyushin aircraft our five colleagues were due to fly. Antarctic logistic arrangements are complicated and during this early…

YOUR CHANCE TO MEET THE ICE TEAM!

YOUR CHANCE TO MEET THE ICE TEAM!

On the morning of Tuesday the 26th November, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the Ice Team will be available for a Q&A session live on Camup.com. All you will need is a webcam and an internet connection to watch the web streaming event available to our followers all over the world. If you want to be one of the lucky ones to ask them a question, make a donation using the link below…

Getting Home

Getting Home

An aircraft, the IL76, departed Cape Town this morning heading for Novo with an eta of 1310GMT. The plan was that when it landed at Novo some of the passengers would get straight onto a Twin Otter bound for Princess Elisabeth. They would then get off at PE and the Ice Team would get on and fly back to Novo where the IL76 would be waiting. We have not had confirmation from the team yet that a…

Bang

Bang

By Brian Newham (sent to Operations UK earlier today over a slow internet connection) At last everything is falling into place: the weather looks good and within just a few hours we expect to see an aircraft landing on the skiway. Onboard will be a group of scientists at the beginning of their summer season’s work at Princess Elisabeth Station. As they get out of the aircraft we will say our…

Seeing is Believing – by Rob Lambert

Seeing is Believing - by Rob Lambert

As we prepare to leave the continent after a tumultuous year, it falls to me to write the final plea. Although we have failed in our objective to cross Antarctica, it will have escaped nobody’s notice that our other, more important objective was to draw attention to the work of Seeing is Believing. This brilliant charity transforms lives, by helping to treat or prevent avoidable blindness a…

Merging Worlds by Brian Newham

Merging Worlds by Brian Newham

Over the last few days we have seen a few birds around camp. They were just distant sightings but it was a sure sign that summer has arrived and life is coming back to the continent. Late last night the five of us stood and watched as a Twin Otter aircraft appeared from the west. We knew it was coming and had been sending weather reports throughout the day and at last it was nearly with us.

Stable Isotope Composition in Antarctica

Stable Isotope Composition in Antarctica

This is the third and final post in our series of summaries by scientists behind The Coldest Journey’s many research projects. Over several months ahead we will be periodically producing some of the key findings of the results from the very many scientific tests undertaken during The Coldest Journey. Although the Ice Team’s story is soon to be wrapped up, please continue to visit our website and…

A Fond Farewell – by Spencer Smirl

A Fond Farewell - by Spencer Smirl

Less than two weeks remain until our scheduled departure from the continent.  Talk of weather delays are already starting to make their way into daily conversation around the table.  I can remember after spending only three weeks working up at the diamond mine back home in Canada, talk of flight delay due to weather would really bother me.  It has been ten months here on the ice, and I w…

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